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  1. #1

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    Default Plow Setup

    I have an old two bottom MF plow that I'm trying to setup. I can't find setup instructions anywhere. It is not cutting deep enough and the sod it flipping back over right side up. Anyone know of a book or place I can get some basic setup instructions? Thanks


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    Default Re: Plow Setup

    Opiekanopi, if the only problem is that it's not going deep enough, that is usually one of two adjustments. Either it isn't heavy enough to go on down (if the ground is really hard) and you can try to add weight, or (and this is more likely) you need to adjust the top link (shorten it) on the 3-point; in other words turn the points down. You'd like the bottom of the plow to be sitting level after it gets down to the depth you want.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Plow Setup

    Hi ya
    if you are still haveing probs repost and i'll help ya out i will not get ya to match plowing standard but i'll have a crack at helping ya there is a lot of things to plowing ,set up ,land's or round and round ,what ya plowing etc etc. it is a dieing art now days with sprays and bigger grubbers/rippers/toolbars(i don't know what ya call them over there ) discs and harrows there are many ways of doing it .tell me what ya want to do and i'll run some ideas past ya it may be a case of getting a bigger farmer to come in and brake it up a bit for you frist
    catch ya
    JD Kid


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    Default Re: Plow Setup

    Speed up! your not going fast enough to made the sod roll completely over. If you can't pull 2 bottoms any faster, take one off and make a single bottom out of it. You should then be able to pull it faster.

    jim

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    Default Re: Plow Setup

    All good advice and can't add a whole lot except to check the width between your blades if they're movable. What size tractor are you pulling with. As jdkid said it's something of a skill to plow correctly. You've got to the right plow for your ground. For example if you have hardpacked clay ground and a light two bottom plow and a small tractor you're in for a tough go. You're going to have to get the plow started which is tough to do without hydraulics and enough power. With hydraulics you can angle the plow down to get a bite into the ground but you've got to have enough tractor to pull it down into the ground and then you've got to "feel" the depth and level out the top link when you're where you want to be depth wise. Then, as mentioned, when you get to your correct depth you've to maintain the correct tractor speed to get enough inertia to lay the ground over. To do this again you've got to have enough tractor to be able to speed up and maintain right roll over of the ground. Also if your plow is rusty and not shined up you're going to have a tough go of it as well. If it is in that shape get some emory cloth and shine her up and make sure that your edges are in good shape and are going to be able to cut like you want.


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    Default Re: Plow Setup

    Hi ya Jim
    yep speed will do it in some cases if the plow has digger boards on it abit of speed will help tip it over but if you ever have seen a plowing match you will also know it's not speed to turn sod over some of the newer plows will almost leave a field flat when you finsh ,i cut my teeth useing a old 3 bottom plow behind a b250 inter (about 25-28hp) plowing a acre per hour with a bit of work you can set up a plow before ya hit the field
    catch ya
    JD Kid


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    Default Re: Plow Setup

    I have a two bottom, MF I pull them with a L2350. They have a long tooth that extend forward, and curl's downward, no problem digging in the clay ground I have. As for flipping over the ground they have a wing bolted to the mole board that lay's it over at any speed. I took the sod cutter off the front and put a gauge wheel on so I done have to watch them so much. Work's Great!!!! Just drop them and go.

    Camshaft inPa.


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